Last Days of The Infantry in Vietnam 1972

By the final full year of the war, American grunts were a rarity in the field.  The last of them would die by enemy action in early June.  For light wepons infantrymen and their constant companions – mortarmen, combat medics, armor recon and crewmen, artillery forward observers and their field radio operators – it was a lonely end.  It was the same for a handful of Special Forces advisers.  Three task forces would close out GI ground operations.

Click to read the story as published in VFW Magazine August 2012.

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